We have every confidence in the police professionalism and in their capabilities to deal safely and effectively with the situation.
From the outset our primary concern has been for the safety of all concerned. Routine work has continued on the Noble Discover to the extent it can be done without jeopardising that safety.
We provided Greenpeace with a reasonable opportunity engage in productive conversation and are disappointed they have not responded. We will continue to extend the offer.
Rob Jager, Chairman of Shell New Zealand